We hope that many, many SD 44ers will participate in the March for Science MN. Details are at www.marchforsciencemn.com or Facebook March for Science – Minnesota. You’ll find complete details and registration at the website (free event, registration will help the planners) including suggestions for parking and public transportation–and some suggestions for after-the-march socializing spots.

We can meet at the starting point (it will be a big crowd! Our tall treasurer Kevin Hanstad will have an SD 44 sign – also you can call chair Phyllis Richerson 763-439-9966 to get an update on where we are).

Thanks to Kevin for helping with this – here’s a suggestion for a meeting spot out our way for carpools. If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please contact Kevin at hanstadk@gmail.com and he will try to help.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22:

9:00 AM: Meet at 394/Hopkins Crossroads Metro Transit Station to Carpool
9:30 AM: Depart for St. Paul via Carpools
10:15 AM: Meet at St. Paul Cathedral (Starting Point for the March) Under the SD44 Sign
Participants Arriving by Means Other than Our Carpools Can Join Us at this Point
11:00 AM: March to State Capitol Begins
2:00 PM: March and Rally Concludes

Capitol Parking Map –

Public Transportation –

In addition to the information on the March website, we have some suggestions: our new SD 44 Secretary Joyce Anderson is a veteran of riding the Green Line to the Capitol – she suggests driving to the Target Field station – and in fact there is a small parking ramp at the “end of the line” just off Highway 55 (Olson Memorial Highway).

Joyce says:

There are two entrances to the parking ramp. One is from 6th Ave where Olson Memorial turns into 6th Ave. A small, low sign says: Target Field Station Ramp, HERC Visitors Welcome

The 2nd is on 5th St and 5th Ave, Again the sign says Target Field Station Ramp, HERC Visitors Welcome There are 3 levels to this tiny ramp

P1 is the lowest level and there is usually parking available close to the elevators; P2 is the next level. This level is often parked full close to the elevators but has spaces further away

Across a small mall/entrance to the ramp from 5th is a Caribou Coffee

PP is the Platform level where you can catch the train.

There is a ticket machine to the right of the opening in the fence leading to the

platform. You can get on the train here, either Blue or Green (if you get on a Blue and want to go to St. Paul you can change trains at the U.S. Bank Stadium Station.)

OR

You can walk a few feet east to the Target Field Station – again you can take either train and switch at the Stadium Station.

Returning:

You can exit the train at the Target Field Station and walk several feet to the elevators

OR

You can ride the train past the Target Field Station to the end of the line platform and walk only a few steps to the elevators. (Be careful crossing the tracks.)

So whether you choose trains, planes, or automobiles – we hope you will register for the March at the website and JOIN US! Want to rally and not march? Join us at the Capitol steps!

Prepared and paid for by Senate District 44 DFL, 4140 St. Marks Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305-5059 Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee

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